August 9, 2016/ By Agenda Ge
A high official from the Organization for Security and Co-Operation (OSCE) is praising Georgia for the progress it’s recently made in media pluralism and freedom of the press.
OSCE envoy on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic sent a letter to Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs lauding Georgia’s “substantial and widely recognized” progress on free media and freedom of expression.
In her letter, sent to Minister Mikheil Janelidze, Mijatovic hoped Georgia would continue to maintain its “exemplary achievement” and maintain a “diverse, vibrant and pluralistic media landscape” Georgia can be proud of today.
She also thanked Janelidze and the Government of Georgia for successfully hosting the 13th South Caucasus Media Conference in Tbilisi on July 6-7.
The event was attended by more than 80 journalists, civil sector and Government delegates from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, along with media representatives from Great Britain, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia.
Responding to the letter Georgia’s first Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said while attending the conference in Tbilisi Mijatovic voiced “no negative comments” about Georgia’s media environment, which was hugely positive as for other countries she had provided instances of violations conducted regarding media freedom and freedom of expression.